• Aug 21, 2010
Raffle ticket regret at QuakeCon 2010 – Click above to watch video after the jump

QuakeCon is an annual pilgrimage for gamers held near Dallas, Texas. Dubbed the Woodstock of gaming, QuakeCon's motto is "4 Days of Peace, Love and Rockets." At least one of this year's attendees won't be feeling so peaceful, though. QuakeCon sponsor Ventrilo held a raffle for the chance to win a 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 (two were up for grabs at the con). 100 tickets were awarded to attendees who won various tournaments and contests during the four-day fest.

One of said ticket holders was approached by another attendee a few minutes before the car drawing. For $200, he handed over his raffle ticket. It probably seemed like a great deal at the time. After all, it's easy money, and it's not as if he stood a chance of actually winning, right? Minutes later, the seller watched as the ticket he pawned off turned into a brand new Shelby GT500. But hey, at least he got a couple hundred bucks out of the deal - along with a story to tell and a heap of regrets. Bonus: everything is on video, including the fateful transaction. Follow the jump to see how it all unfolded, though be warned, the camera mic picks up some foul language from the audience. Thanks for the tip, Sean!

[Source: Vimeo]

WARNING: Foul language can be heard in video.

Quakecon 2010: Attendee Blunder of the Year from Daniel Harris on Vimeo.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      ya he sold it for a low low price.

      if you ever see raffles for Porsches they'll be $50 a ticket
      but the fire department will sell thousands of tickets.

      if someone offered their ticket for sale to me for that price I would
      have happily paid for the chance. 1/100 is much better odds than
      you'll ever see on such a great prize.... in this case it was 1/50 cause
      there were TWO shelbys to win.

      wow.... the kid has a great story to tell about the Mustang he almost won.
      • 4 Years Ago
      at least he does not have to deal like 13 grand of taxes, haha
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hit the skids hard!
      • 4 Years Ago
      $200 for a Shelby GT500?

      Where do I sign up?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Seems like it was staged. I know the odds weren't that high for winning the car, but how does a guy pick the right person to offer buying his ticket?? That's some luck right there I guess.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd take the $200 to the nearest bar and get extremely drunk, forget about the whole thing. I think the guy was a good sport about it. VERY cool all around.
      • 4 Years Ago
      anymore bright ideas, professor
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's like selling your million dollar winning lottery ticket for 2 bucks then walking away thinking, wow, I doubled my money, YES!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Nope, it's not the same at all.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wouldn't if sold it, whats $200 at the end of the day...good for the winner on the other hand.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What's better? 200 dollars in your pocket, or a 1 in 100 and 1 in 99 chance of winning two very expensive cars?

      Just up to the person -- personally if the original ticket holder didn't pay jack for the tickets I would have kept them and been happier taking the chance on the cars.

      I'm not a gambling man either, I've only played blackjack in vegas, and think the lottery is generally a sham.

      One thing I have yet to see mentioned is that if he would have won this -- he would have been responsible for a few K in taxes he had to pay in accepting the prize.
      • 4 Years Ago
      this was rigged !!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think I speak for all the gamers when I say PWNT!!!!
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